Ok. I'm old. 38. I game on the Sony XBR960 & Sony XBR910. You won't find a better picture in the 34inch range, minus professional CRT monitors. I am kool bubba ice, so I use a headphone gaming rig. My twice modded Headphone amp pro cost me around 750.00.. Expensive, but great for gaming. I do have a Yamaha 1800 when I want a SS experience. I also use a Bel Canto modded DAC 2. & use headphones that use 1937 technology. I currently own 2 DT48 headphones from the mid 50's.. Not great for multi play, as they sound like headphones, & not a speaker system. I got the top of the line evil monster HDMI cable for 30.00 new.. Retail is 130 for 8FT.. The best HDMI cable from bluejeans would cost me around the same.. I'm not going to say I see a difference from my monoprice HDMI cables but I like how the monster HDMI cable fits snugly into my 360, unlike my other HDMI cables. I also listen to tapes from 20 yrs ago in my truck.. If headphones interest you for gaming, check my many blogs on teamxbox & my reference gaming page on facebook.